Plant With Purpose
Plant With Purpose, a Christian non-profit organization, reverses deforestation and poverty around the world by transforming the lives of the rural poor.
Focusing on holistic solutions to poverty for more than 30 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in linking international community development and environmental solutions, working with smallholder farmers in strategic areas where environmental degradation and poverty intersect. Plant With Purpose currently works in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania, and Thailand, employing an integrated methodology that combines environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Activities include watershed restoration, reforestation, sustainable agriculture training, savings-and-loan groups, local leadership development, and supporting outreach efforts of the local Christian church.
Our three-part environmental, economic, and spiritual approach to sustainable development transforms the communities and people we work with in the following ways:
1. Improved Quality of Life As a result of our work, children and adults enjoy improved health, children attain higher levels of education and women experience greater equality and economic security.
2. Restored Relationships Plant With Purpose initiatives help strengthen family relationships, the relationship between people and their environment, and the relationship between people and God.
3. Self Sufficiency Our synergistic model of environmental and economic development teaches people to farm in ways that also protect the land, ensuring their long-term prosperity. As a result, these communities continue to thrive long after our work there ends.
Our Vision: Plant With Purpose is breaking the vicious cycle of poverty and deforestation by transforming it into a victorious cycle of environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal.